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leisure Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun time available for ease and relaxation
    leisure time.
    • his job left him little leisure
  2. noun freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
    • he lacked the leisure for golf
WordNet

Lei"sure noun
Etymology
OE. leisere, leiser, OF.leisir, F. loisir, orig., permission, fr. L. licere to be permitted. See License.
Definitions
  1. Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment.
    The desire of leisure is much more natural than of business and care. Sir W. Temple.
  2. Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.
    He sighed, and had no leisure more to say. Dryden.
Lei"sure adjective
Definitions
  1. Unemployed; as, leisure hours.

Webster 1913


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